San Gil presents itself as the adventure capital of Colombia. It is kinda like Banos, in that you can go rafting, canyoning, paragliding, etc. However, I did none of these things. Not because I didn't want to, but I had a shitty cough and I didn't want the river water to make worse. Instead, I enjoyed relaxing for a few days. San Gil is very nice and has a good vibe.
The perfect breakfast spot on the hostel balcony overlooking the square.
One the things you can do is visit 'el Gallineral', a park in the town with some beautiful old trees covered in moss that give the place a Lord of the Rings feel.
The park was really nice to walk around. Like everywhere in Colombia, cops were stationed there. One started following me around asking me all the important questions like "are you travelling alone?", "do you have a boyfriend?". You know, information that is clearly important for national security. Seriously, I am getting sick of being asked these questions by every local man who speaks to me. I need some lesbian friends to travel with. Although, that might just encourage them more.
The natural pool (aka: dirty river water pool).
There were also some cool animals.
I never know if squirrels are native or pests when I see them but they are cute.
This macaw seems stressed and has been picking the feathers on his chest. Poor guy :(
I don't know what these scary looking birds are.
But I saw them again on the walk up to the big cross. The bit on their heads makes them look like knights I think.
Nice views back down over the town.
This is the main square, where all the trees are.